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Bust of Archduchess Margaret of Austria (1480-1530) as a Widow by anonymous, after 1506 the Netherlands, Kunst Historisches Museum Wien
This seems to be a much more flattering version of a portrait in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium by Bernard van Orley.  If the van Orley image is the original, then the Vienna one probably dates from at least 1518, when van Orley became Margaret of Austria’s official painter.  She could be mourning for her father, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, who died in 1519.

Bust of Archduchess Margaret of Austria (1480-1530) as a Widow by anonymous, after 1506 the Netherlands, Kunst Historisches Museum Wien

This seems to be a much more flattering version of a portrait in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium by Bernard van Orley.  If the van Orley image is the original, then the Vienna one probably dates from at least 1518, when van Orley became Margaret of Austria’s official painter.  She could be mourning for her father, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, who died in 1519.

(Source: bilddatenbank.khm.at)

Dress, ca 1735 the Netherlands? (restyled ca 1770), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Shame there’s no more pictures of this.

Dress, ca 1735 the Netherlands? (restyled ca 1770), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Shame there’s no more pictures of this.

Self-portrait of the Artist with his Wife Suzanne Cock and their Children by Cornelis de Vos, 1630’s the Netherlands, the State Hermitage Museum

Self-portrait of the Artist with his Wife Suzanne Cock and their Children by Cornelis de Vos, 1630’s the Netherlands, the State Hermitage Museum

(Source: hermitagemuseum.org)

Magdalena (geb. 1618) und Jan-Baptiste de Vos (geb. 1619), die Kinder des Malers by Cornelis de Vos, 1621-22, Gemäldegalerie

Magdalena (geb. 1618) und Jan-Baptiste de Vos (geb. 1619), die Kinder des Malers by Cornelis de Vos, 1621-22, Gemäldegalerie

(Source: smb-digital.de)

The Birth and Naming of St John the Baptist, attributed to Bernard van Orley, 1514-15 the Netherlands, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Birth and Naming of St John the Baptist, attributed to Bernard van Orley, 1514-15 the Netherlands, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Saint Eligius as a Goldsmith by Petrus Christus, 1449 the Netherlands, the Met Museum
The standing man and woman are buying a wedding ring, which is being weighed in that little scale.  To the left of Saint Eligius (or the goldsmith - there’s controversy as to who it represents) is a convex mirror showing the road outside his shop.  Seen in this mirror are two foppish men, one who is holding a falcon.

Saint Eligius as a Goldsmith by Petrus Christus, 1449 the Netherlands, the Met Museum

The standing man and woman are buying a wedding ring, which is being weighed in that little scale.  To the left of Saint Eligius (or the goldsmith - there’s controversy as to who it represents) is a convex mirror showing the road outside his shop.  Seen in this mirror are two foppish men, one who is holding a falcon.

Shoes, ca 1785-95 the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum
Leather with silk ruches

Shoes, ca 1785-95 the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum

Leather with silk ruches

Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, with His Wife Amalia van Solms and Their Three Youngest Daughters by Gerard van Honthorst, ca 1647 the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, with His Wife Amalia van Solms and Their Three Youngest Daughters by Gerard van Honthorst, ca 1647 the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

(Source: rijksmuseum.nl)

Portrait of Charlotte Beatrix Strick van Linschoten by Mattheus Verheyden, ca 1755 the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Portrait of Charlotte Beatrix Strick van Linschoten by Mattheus Verheyden, ca 1755 the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

(Source: rijksmuseum.nl)

Portrait of Anna Boudaen Courten, attributed to Saloman Mesdach, 1619 the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (Supposedly.  It’s not in the museum’s online archives.)
I love the fabric

Portrait of Anna Boudaen Courten, attributed to Saloman Mesdach, 1619 the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (Supposedly.  It’s not in the museum’s online archives.)

I love the fabric

Portrait of Susanna Reael by Isaack Luttichuys, 1656 the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
The pattern on the lace is amazingly detailed.

Portrait of Susanna Reael by Isaack Luttichuys, 1656 the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

The pattern on the lace is amazingly detailed.

(Source: rijksmuseum.nl)

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